Design, supply and installation of 2,700m² of Caice Acoustic Louvres for Javelin Park Energy from Waste (EfW) facility
Constructed and managed by a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Urbaser on a 12 acre site near J12 on the M5 for Gloucestershire County Council. The footprint of the main building is approximately 9,200m², the maximum height of the main boiler hall is 48 metres and chimney stack, 70 metres.
It makes an impact on the rural landscape yet fits into its surroundings well because of its unusual architecture. It has a more angular design than EfW projects we’ve undertaken previously, and is more like something from Grand Designs than found on an industrial park.
Caice has developed specialist expertise in the Energy from Waste sector
We’re pioneers and have considerable experience in this important sector. Yet we still had to overcome some specific challenges, including seamlessly transferring from different types of louvre product and different support systems and developing a true front-fix for different depth louvres. All whilst maintaining our trademark continuous line louvre façade.
We also designed bespoke products including some louvres with slope tops, louvres with extended casings, louvres with integral insulation to meet required U-Value thermal performances and fire specifications and louvres with adherence to corrosion resistance to meet requirements for C4 environments.
51 artic lorries and access via hanging cradles
Our highly trained project managers had to work around very complex services routes with steelwork and site infrastructure in close proximity. They co-ordinated the installation alongside other trades and site operations, as well as working with various types of access including hanging cradles and arranged for 51 full artic lorries to deliver the products.
2,700m² of Caice Acoustic Louvres delivered and installed
Acoustic Louvres have been installed on every major part of the building providing air intake and exhaust to both feed the incineration process and ventilation to the plant and waste storage areas. In total 2,700m² of acoustic louvres were installed and the largest individual bank is on the Waste Bunker roof, an impressive 605m², 55m wide and 11m tall.
40 Energy from Waste facilities were operating in the UK as of December 2017 to recover the energy value from residual waste. There are around 30 additional facilities in various states of construction and planning.
We care about our environment and as pioneers we want to partner with you to lead this important sector for years to come. By creating the best products and structuring our business around you, sharing our knowledge, embracing new ways of working using the latest technologies.
The major benefits to Gloucester County Council and homeowners
Combatting climate change and powering 25,000 homes
Methane from traditional landfill sites contributes to climate change and legislation means alternatives for waste management must be found, by creating EfW facilities, like this one. It is a Combined Heat and Power Plant, so that as well as generating electricity it is capable of creating heat and steam which is converted into electricity in the turbine. Powering 25,000 homes.
Self-sufficiency and saving £100 million in Landfill Tax
It has a capacity to process 190,000 tonnes of residual waste per year, making the county of Gloucestershire, self-sufficient in terms of waste treatment. It diverts 90% of waste from landfill, cuts emissions, creates 30,000 tonnes of sustainable aggregates and recovers 3,000 tonnes of metals per year. 50% of the energy created can be classed as renewable, helping the UK reach its target and improving energy security at the same time. It will save the Council £100 million in Landfill Tax over the 25 year contract.